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i. because are poised to gain full access to personal data on hundreds of millions of mobile phones worldwide party talks to the cyber expert who detected the threat. a leaked report claims one in five victims of u.s. drone strikes in pakistan are civilians as washington looks to expand drone warfare . and a british think tank warns of a massive wealth gap developing in the country due to welfare reforms described as speeded up that tourism.
hello welcome it's good to have your company you're watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow with me and three farmers now hackers have the ability to hijack one in every eight mobile phones worldwide with a single hidden text message that has come from a leading german cyber security expert he claims the trick gives criminals instant control over mobile devices and can even provide them with access to personal banking data. explains. turns out that as many as seven hundred fifty million cell phones around the world could be carrying flawed sim cards that could potentially leave their owners vulnerable to financial fraud and surveillance now sim cards hold key user data and have up until now been generally known to be one of the most secure parts of a mobile phone however the recently discovered bugs could allow hackers to access personal information and carry out illegal transactions and this was researched and announced by thirty one year old ethical hacker and we're now in german court break
of course to know after repeated attempts to hack into sim cards over the last three years you know says a shocking number of them can be hacked within minutes no one has discovered a way to essentially get complete control of an individual's phone by finding out the unique encryption key of each sim card with just one hidden text message allowing for whatever breaks into the system to do whatever the user of the phone is able to do and what this means is if there is credit card information or pay-pal data on that given cell phone being broken into that information becomes accessible and could easily be used often without the cellphone user realizing that this is being done before it's potentially too late artie's video agency abruptly spoke exclusively with cars to know who described in more detail the threats that this could all lead to. short term threat when criminals finally. take my food truck they will abuse their carts to send
a message for instance they could also steal banking tokens from different countries where this used looking at the midterm surveillance questions because to do encrypt hold a voice communications originating from a phone as well as data communication so all of this could be intercepted and decoded by a well equipped surveillance team now are no less known for his activity in exploiting vulnerabilities of secure systems and then providing companies with his findings so they. and fix these issues before criminal harker's lay their hands on these technical flaws and he estimates that roughly a quarter of the total three billion sim cards using the data encryption standard throughout the world could be impacted by this research that is now conducted and supported you know that there has been no pattern identifying exactly which sim cards manufacturers are more more vulnerable than others but the security expert says it will take hackers about six months to figure out how to do what he has done
and releasing this information now gives manufacturers enough time to catch up and fixing this problem at the u.n. international telecommunications union has dubbed these latest revelations quote highly significant and is now in the process of notifying agencies in almost two hundred countries. u.s. drone strikes have caused the launching civilian death toll in pakistan that's according to leaked documents from officials in islamabad the so-called precision strikes resulted in a total of seven hundred forty six deaths between two thousand and six and two thousand and nine and one fifth of those victims were civilians children made up a shocking twelve percent of the casualties however washington is showing no signs of scaling back its drone warfare program. reports u.s. intelligence services want to have the world cover on top of spying on the world communications washington is expanding its drone surveillance operations as you
know under the umbrella of fighting terror the u.s. now operates a host of bases in the middle east and africa a lot of these operations seem to have little or nothing to do with u.s. national security like the work that u.s. spy drones do for the turkish military so u.s. camera equipped predator drones hover above the rugged border with iraq and stream high resolution imagery to the turkish armed forces helping them pursue fighters from the kurdistan workers party or p.k. kate here you see kurds who got hold of some pieces of wood. as drone that either crashed by itself or was shot down not clear so there's this synergy between the u.s. and turkey where the turks host the u.s. drone base and the u.s. does surveillance for them the u.s. is making other tradeoffs in the region and thanks to such favor exchanges it gets to increase its presence there often times against the will of the people in some of those countries for example the pew research center has just released a survey showing that eighty two percent of turks disapprove of the obama
administration's international campaign of drone attacks but regardless of the backlash the march of drones continues an expense for beyond known combat zones the commander of u.s. forces in africa told congress in february that he needed a fifteen fold increase in surveillance recorded songs sending televisions gathering on the continent fifteen fold that's in africa the pentagon says the u.s. is also committed to increasing its surveillance in asia and the pacific. which effectively means beware china at the other end of the world in south and central america u.s. military commanders say they need drones for counter-narcotics operations so in every region on every continent there is something to keep an eye on but everybody understands that it's not just an eye wherever there are the spy drones there will be the predators waiting right behind to go on a kill mission and washington's requests and that's where america's world policing
urges often clash with international law in washington i'm going to check them. also ahead for you this hour monsanto's beating a retreat from europe america's biotech giant drops its bid to grow new genetically modified crops in the u. after widespread protests and resistance from the anti g.m. lord we've got more on that story in a few minutes. a u.k. think tank has warned that nationwide wealth inequality is set to skyrocket over the next few years unless the government rethink its policy of slashing welfare the fabian society predicts that david cameron's economic strategy will cause the wealth gap to widen even more than it did during the 1980's and in the in half the time when margaret thatcher was in power they branded the situation the speeded up action replay of thatcherism earlier we spoke to the author of the reporter
economist i would read who said the country's economic recovery is being pursued at the expense of the least well off in society. obviously the u.k. house a pretty hearty deficit in the public finances and we've been told that the austerity measures that the coalition government has introduced are kind of necessary to get the public finances back on track but i haven't really managed to do much so far but the point is that while the x. rises and benefit cuts being introduced as the court records families holiday. week long sort of moving or hiring but next round touchdowns of being mainly sort of her social security benefits and tax credits which we. receive including we grow our incomes in work you know so people who we should be trying to encourage and that we're seeing being hit hardest is going to mainly be families
with children especially and so the young younger are employed. we want to british government study has concluded that the balance of powers between london and brussels is broadly appropriate that comes despite prime minister cameron's pledge to renegotiate the country's relationship with the european union and to hold and in or out referendum in twenty seventeen months discuss the implications of this report we're now joined live by u.k. independence party member godfrey bling thank you very much for joining us this afternoon firstly which way do you think those are mr cameron's government will go given this study promotes the current relationship that the u.k. has with the. well basically we have a prime minister who i think is probably the most naïve prime minister since we've had in this country since ramsey mcdonald he really doesn't understand how it works
now at the moment we do not have self-government we are governed by brussels seventy five percent of our laws come from brussels they control our energy policy our agricultural policy fishing policy employment policy and all the major things that we should have as a free nation and self-governing nation of being gone so this report doesn't reflect the will of the british people it just reflects the will of the political class the status quo and we're just about fed up with it in the united kingdom and i've got a point to make here as well you know that just about fed up with it everywhere else in the european union with fed up with the political class let's rule our own countries let's run our own countries for the good of our own people well just quickly on that i mean does this study not encourage your party to rethink its stance on europe simply because it talks about a relationship that is good for both parties doesn't it. now in whose
opinion in the pinion of the ordinary british working man what we used to call the man on the clapper moment bust we do not want to be governed by brussels we've developed you know a government a system of government and a system of law that's developed over a thousand years a thousand years it's one of the oldest systems of government and law on the face of the planet it's actually been adopted by other nations and we've now given it up to a completely undemocratic centralist status political class and we just don't want this anymore we want self-government please and so let's have a referendum why are we listening to think tanks yet another think time why simply can we not have a referendum and put it to the people would not be the most sensible and democratic way of dealing with it well that might happen in a couple of years time but what you say to people now who are afraid of what will happen to britain's economy if it does leave. well look what's happening to our
economy now we are trillion pounds in debt the biggest debt that we've had in the history of our nation we have zero g.d.p. growth we don't make our law anymore we can't control our own immigration borders and we have thirty percent youth unemployment. it costs us somewhere in the region of forty million pounds a day to belong to this on democratic corrupt. the whole thing is at the moment a disaster so what would happen to our economy if we left it would leap forward because most of our trade is with the pacific rim and north america most of our increasing trade is with those places it's in decline in western europe it's in decline in the demographics of going down we are strapped with hoops of steel to rotting corpse of the european union and we want out. and finally do you believe
that cameron's government will change the chief and i asked that because it was the ones that suggested it would hold a referendum and given this report you think there'll be more sympathetic now see this and perhaps want to retain links with the look david quammen is either naive or a crook i think probably a bit of both i was in the parliament for the last six months i watched david cameron's party vote through sixty eight percent of the measures that are now gone into english floor in the last six months my party voted for zero did you know that we actually suggested that we run our own fishing policy in the conservative party voted against it they voted for and drove through control of the city of london to brussels you simply cannot trust a single word this man says and he's beginning to be exposed now is a wrong and we've run out of time there but thank you very much for your time. you
keep m.e.p.a. life from kate thank you. well british citizens are coming up against growing competition on the jobs market from foreign workers according to a new study eastern european migrants actually stand a better chance of being given jobs in the u.k. than locals as artie's test reports with long term unemployment in the u.k. hitting a seventeen year high long lines of job centers have become a typical and while many britons are struggling to find a job a recent report by to finish academics says that immigrants from eastern europe are seven percent more likely to be employed and this trend generally holds true in the agriculture business on this berry farm here in kent so workers spend about eight to nine hours a day picking berries in the sun in the heat it is physical work now under the seasonal agricultural workers scheme of the u.k.
it's estimated that there are thousands of foreigners working on the u.k. farms. robert pascoe who runs this farm says there are between three hundred and three hundred fifty immigrant workers during the harvest season mostly coming from eastern europe or a mania of probably in the majority we need supply of people who come in for the summer season and that's not so popular amongst the english people because they they want continuity it's not considered to be. a profession and the same time you've got a lot of keen enthusiastic and bright eastern europeans to come for six months and we see how bright they are they enjoy doing what they're doing and wish to stay longer and of course they're becoming more permanent like avali or romania who's been working on this farm for nine years do you mind do we all this physical hard work and i think i'm doing that if i was moving during that i was not here i was
flipping them off in back in my country the report comes on the one hand amid the government's goal of decreasing net immigration to the tens of thousands and concerns that cheap migrant labor is decreasing local wages and on the other hand widely unpopular cuts to the u.k.'s welfare system which you work and pensions secretary says is in order to restructure the culture to discourage people from living off the dole and find work instead are that most british people are stringy hard working and you know industrious we've also got an element it's true i think we've got an element of people who don't want to work on the question how big that he's but then you've got another problem which is the benefits trap and that's what we should be concentrating on how do we get our people back into work how do we motivate young motivated and you don't do that by bringing in wives and wives of cheap labor who just get on the cut them by the end of the year the e.u. is jumper you work and travel restrictions a bulgarian is a rumanians will be lifted giving them the same rights to work in the u.k.
as other e.u. citizens farm owners spirit. this would lead to bulgarians and romanians leaving for jobs. and. others. accessing not only jobs benefits as well. while europe's unemployment problem continues to deepen fiscal debts are hitting record highs head to our web site at r.t. dot com for an in-depth look at europe's economic challenges still to come in the program this hour. escape its vicious cycle of street bloodshed we report on a nation that's been otherwise by politics with supporters of rival groups facing off on streets and squares across the country.
i've seen the perception of the cross many times it doesn't matter if there's snow heat wave or hail storms people keep on going i don't expect anything just one i told myself i keep on going as long as my heart told me to that's all i wanted at the moment. i have said so mind she see i'm carrying these sayings on my shoulder. do you want me to put a bandage here you know that's fine a lot of people were so exhausted they could barely walk their feet hurt and some of them fainted who'd already back who is three two wanted to keep going i don't know what tomorrow will bring.
welcome back now in egypt relentless battles between supporters and opponents of the acid president mohamed morsi are raising the specter. civil war going to tax have been reported in and around cairo the situation has remained chaotic making casualty figures hard to verify but protesters have blocked several major roads and dozens of vehicles have been smashed into all on monday the army intervene to prevent thousands of his demonstrators from storming qarase to risk where which has been occupied by the morsy crowds for weeks journalist mohammed sabri thinks the military's gearing up for tougher measures to curb the unrest. the muslim brotherhood are actually have proven over the past week specifically over this week
that they or willing and trying to get to continue to paralyze the capital cairo the paralysis of the city is in fact it could in fact hinder any any attempts to stabilize the situation by calling for elections or by trying to hold and assembly for the constitutional amendments which probably will lead to further violence it will also lead to a horror show crackdowns by the military the police force on for all wars year pro protest because you have evidence that. this movement is actually all armed and is willing to use dollars orms against whoever opposes them. so with egypt locked in seemingly never ending protests politically the country has gone full circle and is back where it started and that's left many feeling they've paid far too high a price in their struggle for changes are. reports. that socialists
egypt is in sadness people are not feeling safe anymore from the day of the revolution starts we have not seen a happy day everything is in from bad to worse. fifty one people died in clashes on one day one of the. noisy sun. this was the moment of. it's death captured on film by the twenty six year old photographer he aims his camera towards a military sniper a sniper fires and then suddenly turns the rifle and points towards the camera lens the film ends and so too does a human's life. must cease to think about these children that die and wonder what happens to their mother now i'm one of those mothers we used to say our country is the country of peace and security but all of that has changed. some of siloed was one of those who fought for that change he quit his job in saudi
arabia to return to egypt to be part of the revolution that overthrew president mubarak these are the ideals they fought and died for but more and more it seems they failed simple demands i think egyptians want to see quick wins they want to see people who are really keen on change but if that doesn't come i think i think you know with like well like you know going to the street in i think it's becoming like a ritual you know what we need to get away from it to start building i come home on conjectures go to the street there's a popular joke doing the rounds in the country right now egyptians don't topple a president every day only once every two years but underlying the humor a glam reality a new pew research center poll has found that only thirty percent of egyptians think the country is headed in the right direction roughly three and four say the economy is in bad shape and fifty six percent are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working we want we deserve
a better life we didn't evolve on the twenty fifth of jan to get such a target believe the brotherhood talk and. think they can only benefit from egypt without getting scraps of the people for two years egyptians have been on the street more than two thousand people have been killed for the families left behind is a growing sense the deaths were in vain seen and of in this revolution did not produce a positive outcome for the people it's like the revolution has a new and started no one in egypt is happy if you walk in the street everyone is depressed everyone is talking about the problems that egypt is going through. and so two revolutions later egypt it seems has come full circle the army's back on the street for the second time in as many years i want to be it's the only institution and that continues to get positive ratings seventy three percent of egyptians
believe it has a good influence on the country but with the threat of street battles just around the corner if it doesn't play its cancer right even that is city change policy r.t. . and don't forget we have got plenty more stories on our website including artie's investigation into the health costs base by iraqis are to the u.s. led coalition's use of depleted uranium in military operations our correspondent went to a former war zone and met the communities torn apart by an epidemic of birth defects and cancer you can have a look at that reported r.t. dot com also online reviews of booth the quake in new zealand plays supermarket shelves of alcohol faster than a drinking competition at an eighteenth birthday party you can check out the footage on our in motion page and also at our you tube channel. the american biotech giant monsanto has decided to scrap plans to grow a new g.m.
crops inside the e.u. that after mass rallies by environmentalists across the region and beyond my colleague bill dog earlier spoke to journalist william engle author of seeds of destruction the hidden agenda of genetic manipulation he thinks it's too early to call monsanto's decision a real victory for europe. they're withdrawing a request for new approvals in the e.u. commission here and in europe it's but at the same time they're going to increase their pressure to import g.m.o. products from the u.s. and other countries into europe and one thousand nine hundred ninety eight they announced after they had a. closed door meeting with the president of the rockefeller foundation monsanto announced that it was not going to commercialize terminator technology that would have seeds of commit suicide after one harvest to make sure that farmers would have to come back to monsanto every year. seven years later in fact they acquired the company that had the patent together with the us government on terminator or geo
r.t.s. technology but by then the opposition had been disarmed they thought they'd won a victory all the anti jomo n.g.o.s were either sleeping at the switch or looking elsewhere and there wasn't a peep of protest so i suspect they're trying to do something similar here you've written extensively about g.m. crops get just briefly what are the human environmental risks for those who want to wear the thing is a marketing fraud it's designed to lock farmers into long term contracts for others . once they get that their land is since you can't plant normal seeds for at least seven years after you plant a g.m.o. and spray and they're heavily with round up the soils become toxic so you have to use your moralists. in slaved in this new new kind of serfdom as i call it my book . i'll be back with more news in half a nice time in the meantime we look at what russian orthodox believe is willing to
angel and know what it's like at close to christian relics. i've talked with you and many times about the absurd things going on all around us like kids being thrown out of school because they had a gun that shoots bubbles or various people getting punished for their tweets and facebook posts it's all really abstract it's hard to truly get angry over until you see the results or playing a stupid video game just carter sarcastically said to someone who called him crazy oh yeah i'm real messed up in the head i'm going to go shoot a bunch of kids at school l.o.l. j.k. and for this bit of sarcasm he spent quite some time awaiting trial in a texas prison not only that according to his father he was being attacked brutally
on many occasions leading to baltimore concussions and black eyes and in the end he had to be thrown into solitary confinement for his own good you see this is the ugly reality of those who for the bad side of political correctness you know i don't talk about these stories just for fun the main thing i'd like to say is that it wasn't for some anonymous coward in canada turning him into the authorities for doing absolutely nothing this young man would not have to live with the memory and possible injuries from numerous assaults to the anonymous canadian who turned him in i sarcastically wish you a horrible fate but you probably get me arrested for it so just say that it's people like you who allow tyranny to exist but that's just my opinion.
and land. i didn't expect anything just land that i told myself that i would keep going as long as my heart told me to. follow the people and that was always one. and at that moment which. is but though i felt something i want to tell my future children about us i still don't know what it was maybe i'll understand it later i just was sitting and crying yesterday i can't explain it. i felt a lot here i was even a little scared by it all i remember one morning in the village of boulder it was three am and it seemed like people were coming up from the grass lots of them gathering with icons in their hands and moving forward a real sense of the russian spirit all moving together it was an amazing feeling that was.